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Tourists enjoying themselves at a homestay in Kotgarh village in Shimla.(HT Photo)

Unregistered guest houses in HP eating into hotel business

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The tourism department says there are around 3,350 registered hotels and 1,656 registered homestays in the state.
Colourful lights adorn Mansa Devi temple ahead of Navratri in Panchkulai on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Colourful lights adorn Mansa Devi temple ahead of Navratri in Panchkulai on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)

E-tickets for Navratri pooja at Mansa Devi, prasad home delivered

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula/chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 01:55 AM IST
Devotees will get e-tickets from the board’s website www.mansadevi.org.in to visit the temple. Around 11,000 e-tickets will be on offer and free Covid testing will be done at the entrance
A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)
A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)

Foreigner held with 1.63 kg cannabis near Bhuntar in HP

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:38 PM IST
The 52-year-old man was travelling to Delhi from Manali in a private Volvo bus on Sunday night, which was stopped by police for checking near Bhuntar
The CM said that the lockdown had created two major difficulties. The first was that people were facing enormous hardship.(PTI)
The CM said that the lockdown had created two major difficulties. The first was that people were facing enormous hardship.(PTI)

Unlock Delhi, we’re ready: Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Outlining the relaxations in the city from Monday, as per central guidelines, the Delhi CM said the state government told the Centre that barring the 97 containment zones in the city, which should remain sealed, the rest of the city should be declared a “green zone”.
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)

Lockdown Diaries: Mirrored in the Ganga by Jerome Armstrong

Hindustan Times | By Jerome Armstrong
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:25 PM IST
One of the few foreigners to stay back in Rishikesh during the lockdown, the author notices that the Ganga is cleaner and purer than it has been in a long time.
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Markaz connection: Minorities at receiving end in Mohali, teen’s burial delayed, Kolkata family harassed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2020 01:11 AM IST
The burial of a 16-year-old young girl was delayed in Kharar in one instance and in the other a family that had rushed to Mohali from Kolkata to attend to a gravely ill relative had to move to a guest house in Chandigarh after neighbours objected to their renting a house in the area.
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48 European tourists evacuated from McLeodganj

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Those evacuated include 26 from France and rest from Germany, Belgium and other countries.
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32-yr-old woman found dead in Amritsar guest house, one booked

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Victim was suffering from some disease and may have died due to negligence
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Chandigarh SI found guilty in 35K bribery case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Then posted at the Manimajra police station, he had taken 35,000 bribe from a local for not registering an FIR against him
A 32-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death on Saturday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 32-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death on Saturday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

32-year-old woman strangled to death inside a guest house in Rajasthan: Police

Hindustan times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The hotel staff members called the police, who informed the father of the deceased and handed over the body after post-mortem.
The funds have been sought to renovate the infrastructure and create new buildings.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The funds have been sought to renovate the infrastructure and create new buildings.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Punjab Engineering College seeks 750 crore from UT administration for infra revamp

Hinduatan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 07:20 AM IST
The institute has sought a grant of 150 crore every year for a period of five years
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Litterbugs to pay 5,000 fine in Zirakpur

Hindustan Times, Zirakpur | By HT Correspondent, Zirakpur
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:10 AM IST
A 21-year-old student of a private university was thrashed by locals in Vikas Nagar on suspicion of being a child lifter. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A 21-year-old student of a private university was thrashed by locals in Vikas Nagar on suspicion of being a child lifter. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

‘Burqa clad’ youth in Lucknow thrashed on suspicion of being child lifter

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:47 PM IST
Clad in a burqa, he was seen loitering around between PNB trisection and Shehnai Guest House by a group of youths on Sunday morning, said Dheeraj Kumar Shukla, inspector of Vikas Nagar police station.
As per the new guest house policy, minimum area of a plot should be 500 square yard but clubbing of two smaller plots is allowed to meet the criteria.(HT Photo)
As per the new guest house policy, minimum area of a plot should be 500 square yard but clubbing of two smaller plots is allowed to meet the criteria.(HT Photo)

Gurugram’s guest house owners hit by new policy demand easing of area norms

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Around 800 to 900 such plot owners face closure of their guest houses due to area norms stipulated by the new rules, said a group of guest house owners united under the aegis of Guest House Policy Amendment Forum .
A Gurugram court, on Tuesday, declined to give relief to a guest house owner, who was given a show-cause notice by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for operating three such establishments.(HT File Photo)
A Gurugram court, on Tuesday, declined to give relief to a guest house owner, who was given a show-cause notice by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for operating three such establishments.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram court refuses to stay closure of guest house operating in city’s residental area

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:48 PM IST
After hearing the arguments submitted by the petitioner and the department, which pointed out that operating a guest house in a private residential colony was not allowed and was against the new rules, civil judge Antarpreet Singh declined to grant stay against the DTCP notice, DTCP counsel Arvind Sharma said.
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Monday said that it has issued fresh notices to 90 house owners for converting their residences into illegal guest houses mainly in DLF phases 1,2 and 3(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Monday said that it has issued fresh notices to 90 house owners for converting their residences into illegal guest houses mainly in DLF phases 1,2 and 3(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

90 illegal guest house owners private colonies in Gurugram issued fresh notices

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:03 AM IST
Apart from this, the department is also contemplating to take up the matter of guest houses that have taken permission under the Sarai Act of the MCG, as the house owners have not taken permission to change the land use of the plot.
The department has sought details of PG accommodations and hostels being run in various sectors of the city.(HT image)
The department has sought details of PG accommodations and hostels being run in various sectors of the city.(HT image)

DTCP to seek help of police to check illegal construction

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 06:52 AM IST
Sudhir Chauhan, senior town planner, said that they have requested the police department to share information of paying guest houses and hostels being run in various sectors of the city. “Earlier, a survey was conducted by our own teams.
More than 200 former MPs have still not vacated their official bungalows in Lutyens’ Delhi, over two months after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
More than 200 former MPs have still not vacated their official bungalows in Lutyens’ Delhi, over two months after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

200 former MPs yet to vacate their official bungalows in Lutyens’ Delhi: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 08:38 AM IST
According to the rules, former MPs have to vacate their respective bungalows within one month of dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha.
There will be audio commentary that will detail the history and the bunker’s restoration.(HT image)
There will be audio commentary that will detail the history and the bunker’s restoration.(HT image)

Mumbai to get 15,000-sq-ft museum in bunker found under Raj Bhavan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 02:11 AM IST
The bunker was discovered in August 2016, after being closed for more than six decades.
According to the police, two couples had booked two rooms at the guest house on August 10 around 4pm.
According to the police, two couples had booked two rooms at the guest house on August 10 around 4pm.

Manager of Gurugram guest house slapped after confrontation over entry

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 05:12 AM IST
The police said that the incident took place in the early hours of August 11, and a case was registered after another staffer of the guest house filed a complaint on Monday.
Gurugram to curb the operation of illegal guest houses and stop commercial operations in residential areas.(HT File Photo)
Gurugram to curb the operation of illegal guest houses and stop commercial operations in residential areas.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram to curb operation of illegal guest houses

Hindustan times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:35 PM IST
The move comes two days after KM Pandurang, director, DTCP, made it clear that guest houses that do not adhere to the norms will be shut.
KM Pandurang, director, DTCP, said that the new norms are flexible and have done away with the restrictions on the number of guest houses in a sector, but these need to be followed in letter and spirit.(HT Photo)
KM Pandurang, director, DTCP, said that the new norms are flexible and have done away with the restrictions on the number of guest houses in a sector, but these need to be followed in letter and spirit.(HT Photo)

Guest houses not adhering to norms will be shut: Officials

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:00 AM IST
The department is also planning a survey to ascertain the number of such establishments, and to check adherence to the norms.
The new rules stipulate that guest houses will be allowed only in residential sectors where all internal and external services have been provided.(HT Photo (Representational))
The new rules stipulate that guest houses will be allowed only in residential sectors where all internal and external services have been provided.(HT Photo (Representational))

New guest house policy approved, to ease operations in Gurugram

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:03 AM IST
The new policy has done away with the restriction of allowing only two guest houses in a sector, said officials
Gurugram police said that the guest house owner did not inform the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) about hosting the arrested man at her property.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gurugram police said that the guest house owner did not inform the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) about hosting the arrested man at her property.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

After Nigerian national’s arrest from Gurugram, guest house owner held, cops say did not inform foreign office

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:59 AM IST
On Tuesday, a cyber cell police team from Agra arrested Andrew Daniel, a Nigerian national, from Gurugram’s DLF Phase 3 for allegedly duping an official of the food processing department of 32 lakh in Agra.
The general told the seminary officials that contribution of everyone was required in building a strong India and asked Darul Uloom students to join the Army as imam (a religious post to perform ‘namaj’ and other rituals).(HT Photo)
The general told the seminary officials that contribution of everyone was required in building a strong India and asked Darul Uloom students to join the Army as imam (a religious post to perform ‘namaj’ and other rituals).(HT Photo)

Maj General Subhash Sharan visits Darul Uloom, offers students jobs in army

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 08:13 AM IST
The general told the seminary officials that contribution of everyone was required in building a strong India and asked Darul Uloom students to join the Army as imam (a religious post to perform ‘namaj’ and other rituals).
The woman had known the suspect for over 10 years, the police said, adding that Vijaywargiya had called the victim to meet him in Noida.(AP File Photo / Representative image)
The woman had known the suspect for over 10 years, the police said, adding that Vijaywargiya had called the victim to meet him in Noida.(AP File Photo / Representative image)

Iit-jodhpur professor arrested for rape from Sector 16A

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2019 02:33 PM IST
Vivek Vijaywargiya, an assistant professor in the mathematics department was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Noida Sector 16A.
A city court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Police, MCD officials and Delhi Fire Services (DFS) while granting bail to two employees of Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh. The blaze on February 12 this year had claimed 17 lives.(HT Photo)
A city court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Police, MCD officials and Delhi Fire Services (DFS) while granting bail to two employees of Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh. The blaze on February 12 this year had claimed 17 lives.(HT Photo)

Court pulls up cops, fire department, MCD for Arpit Palace blaze

New Delhi | By Namita Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:19 AM IST
The court noted that deviation had been allowed by Delhi Police, MCD and Delhi Fire Services (DFS) and said the officers from the agencies had committed criminally culpable acts by allowing the law to be flouted .
The Delhi government on Monday notified amendments to the building by-laws in the national Capital to strengthen fire safety norms in the aftermath of the hotel fire incident in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, which had claimed 17 lives in February. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
The Delhi government on Monday notified amendments to the building by-laws in the national Capital to strengthen fire safety norms in the aftermath of the hotel fire incident in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, which had claimed 17 lives in February. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

New building by-laws to check fire safety notified

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:39 AM IST
The Delhi government had approved the amendments to its building by-laws in February this year. But they could not be notified due to model code of conduct that was in force after the announcement of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls on March 10.
The police said they questioned the guest house staff and learnt that Kyi’s duty was at the reception desk from 10pm on Friday till 7am on Saturday.(HT Photo)
The police said they questioned the guest house staff and learnt that Kyi’s duty was at the reception desk from 10pm on Friday till 7am on Saturday.(HT Photo)

31-year-old in Delhi electrocuted by air cooler

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 04:47 AM IST
The man, identified as Dolkar Kyi, had been working in the guest house for the past two years and lived in one of the rooms. A case of death by negligence was registered under Section 304A of the IPC at the Timarpur police station against the guest house management.
Dr Chandra Prakash Verma made two failed attempts to take his life(HT Photo)
Dr Chandra Prakash Verma made two failed attempts to take his life(HT Photo)

Two-minute call to mother helped police nab suspect in Delhi doctor’s murder

New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Police tracked down Verma’s last phone call location to Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh, but it took them more than 24 hours to identify the guest house where he was staying.
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